Import from countries outside the EU - animal products

When importing food of animal origin from a non-EU-country into the EU, the goods must be inspected at the EU border. There are a few exceptions such as composite products.

Border control inspections are only carried out at one of Sweden's border inspection posts.

Border control

Goods subjected to border control

Advance notice


The basic charge for border control of a consignment containing foods of animal origin is 1100 SEK + 0.15 SEK per kg. Fees are higher if the inspection is carried out outside regular office hours. Sampling and analyses based on safeguard measures or suspicion of irregularities, are carried out at the expense of the importer.

Approved country

Approved establishment

Safeguard measures

Salmonella testing

Reviewed 2021-04-30